Camayak Software


 

Camayak is an online workflow tool that provides content teams with an approvals process before publishing the content. It enables users to manage freelance writers and keep track of their assignments and pitches till publication.

Camayak keeps track of conversations alongside content, which enables editors to give feedback in the system. Additionally, editors’ comments in-content are automatically stripped out when assignments are published. Users can also publish content to content management systems and other channels via an API.

With Camayak, editors can plan upcoming responsibilities and deadlines in the dashboard ahead of time. Editors can check the newsroom for the news pitch ideas from writers, stakeholders, sponsors and anyone with access to the newsroom. They can also get pitches via mail from external contributors.

Pricing is subscription-based depending on the number of user accounts.

 

Camayak - Delegation
 
  • Camayak - Delegation
    Delegation
  • Camayak - Assignment information
    Assignment information
  • Camayak - Pitches
    Pitches
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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June 2018

June 2018

The Camayak CMS is a great tool to organize many collaborators on lots of platforms.

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A stable and always available platform for creating and publishing all kinds of content into any website.

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The management system is quite good for managing lots of collaborators that publish in many platforms. Multiple collaborations and publishing to more than one site is very easy with Camayak.

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The text editor for creating the entries into the publishing platform could use a little bit of updating and easier highlighting to change text features or to add links. The upload system for files and images sometime hiccups.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Anna from Lusso Magazine

June 2017

June 2017

Camayak has been an instrumental part of Lusso magazine's organisational and management operations

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I work for a high-end men's digital publication. Our team is made up of 4 permanent staff and around 30 freelance contributors. Camayak has not only ensured that everyone in the management team can see at a glance which assignments are outstanding, but it also tracks the progress of each submitted article through the proofing and design stages.
Often we need to distribute our luxury travel assignments on a first come first served basis and Camayak has simplified and streamlined the process for us. I found the customer support and response time to be second to none.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alicia from Cerritos College Talon Marks

June 2017

June 2017

Makes the process of writing, editing and publishing a breeze

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The workflow that is set up is one of the easiest to use and makes training students on this software a breeze. Really love its capability with wordpress and communications in the workflow process.

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Would love the ability to connect facebook and Twitter to be able to publish on platforms and send out to our followers.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Walter from J.J. Pearce High School
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Camayak enables a seamless workflow among my high school newspaper staff and our various platforms.

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While Camayak is tailored to provide an authentic newsroom experience with seamless pitching, collaborating, assigning, tracking, editing and publishing capability, it is conceptually similar to other more general-purpose products that students have likely used. This means that students can sit down and begin using it productively without wasting hours on training. It seems familiar to them from the start.

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I think the product support could be beefed up, although I have to admit I haven't needed to use it recently. Connecting Camayak and a WordPress site, for example, is not an intuitive process, and it seems Camayak might provide more DIY support. features.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jozsef from GSU Student Media

June 2017

June 2017

Good and helpful for our newspaper

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The ability to see what everyone is working on and keep reporters in-check. Being able to provide feedback.

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The fact that only editors can post to our Townnews website and the process it's difficult. Adding and taking out reporters from assignments is difficult at times.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ron from Wildfire Magazine

January 2016

January 2016

A global team-building tool for editorial workflow

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We publish a magazine focused on wildland fire for fire scientists and professional fire managers. Many of our writers are unaccustomed to editorial workflow. Camayak allows us to connect a range of writers and editors from around the world to create a publication in ways that are for more creative and easy to manage than the traditional track-changes mechanism that is the fallback. Another key element of Camayak is the ability to export the completed articles to a variety of print and online publications. And the support staff are quick to respond and offer expertise and insights gained from a wide range of publications. This is a tool that makes our magazine far more successful; for me it makes the work of editor far faster and yields a far more engaging magazine.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Andrea from Orchard Times

December 2015

December 2015

Excellent for managing writers and publishing to our CMS

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We've been able to increase our number of contributors without having to give them access to our WordPress site. Camayak publishes our approved content directly to any number of sites and makes it clear what everyone is working on (or should be) at all times. Great for speeding up communication, too.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ali from News Deeply

December 2015

December 2015

An excellent tool for far-flung colleagues

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Camayak has been an excellent tool for our remote news team. Working on different continents and in different time zones can be challenging, but we have established smooth workflows that work for everyone. It's easy to set up, and the support team have been very responsive when we've raised any queries. It's also incredibly simple to track what stage an article is at.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jay from SMU Daily Campus

December 2015

December 2015

Turns editorial chaos into fast, streamlined approval flows

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The team at Camayak have been tremendous partners in helping to transform our student media at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) from a print-centric model to a digital-first approach! Whereas our workflow was previously a chaotic one involving emails, attachments and a series of stop-gap measures to get content from writers to editors to the publishing editors, Camayak provides all of the tools, tracking and features we need keep the content in one place and keep moving it quickly from conception to consumption by our readers.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jay from SMU Student Media

December 2015

December 2015

Camayak's an essential element in our 24/7 student media digital newsroom

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Roman Heindorff and his team at Camayak have been tremendous partners in helping to transform our student media at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) from a print-centric model to a digital-first approach! Whereas our workflow was previously a chaotic one involving emails, attachments and a series of stop-gap measures to get content from writers to editors to the publishing editors, Camayak provides all of the tools, tracking and features we need keep the content in one place and moving it quickly from conception to consumption by our readers.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Carrie from RMU Sentry Media

December 2015

December 2015

The content management system every newsroom should have!

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We needed a content management system our student journalists would embrace and put through the paces. Camayak succceeded our expectations! Ease of use and customer service are outstanding.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Reggie from The Eastern Progress newspaper

December 2015

December 2015

We use Camayak to organize our workflow at the student newspaper.

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Camayak has been a great tool for us at the student newspaper, where we have dozens of writers, all filing stories on different schedules. It couldn't be easier to use, and it's allowed for everyone to have a seat at the editorial table, knowing what others are doing and when they're doing it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Roman from City Times ¿ San Diego City College

December 2015

December 2015

Easy to use; well organized; great communications tools

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Camayak has been an ideal application for our college newsroom operations. It's a professional editing and management system that allows student journalists not only to submit, edit and track assignments, it provides great communications tools for the journalists to know who has what story, notes for revision, etc. Camayak is also a solid interface with our website service, with stories and photos launching straight to the site through Camayak. While I have used Camayak in a college environment, it's a system I would consider for a professional publication, as well.

Review Source: Capterra